WATCHING THE WORLD LAOTIAN STYLE PRIVATION

With David Knott from London Energy sector privatization fever has spread even to the small Communist nation of Laos. Although the emphasis is on that country's large hydropower potential, there obviously remains room for oil and gas in a nation that obtains about 90% of its energy from burning wood. Oil accounts for only 5% of the Laotian energy mix and electrical power the other 5%.

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